So every cloud has a silver lining and because I am back in Zaragoza yesterday Pedro took me to see a man called Carlos. Carlos is a retired car mechanic who lives in a small village close to the city and has a collection of old, wild and wacky bikes. He is the sort of person who can fix/make anything and so some are restored bikes whilst others are self built objects of insanity. It was nice to see the collection and speak as well as I could with Carlos, however it’s a shame to know that the bikes are never ridden and he is really an untapped resource in terms of his knowledge and experience.
In you are wondering about the tube sign, they were apparently made in a factory in Zaragoza at one point. The wheel has a wooden rim!